Lillian Hazel O'Blenis, 100, of Salisbury passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Moncton Hospital.
Born in Hillgrove, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth (Gourley) MacKenzie. Lillian was a homemaker and active in her church and the community. She was a member of the Salisbury Baptist Church, a Dominion Life member of the Myrtle Bannister WMS, a former leader of Canadian Girls in Training and the Baby Band. Lillian was also a member of the Monday Morning Merry Makers , Golden Age Club, Pine Hill Cemetery Ltd, the former Salisbury Women's Institute and volunteered as a "Pink Lady" at the Kenneth E. Spencer Home. She was a member of the Salisbury unit of the Canadian Cancer Society and secretary/treasurer for over forty years and campaign canvasser, receiving an "Award of Merit" and "Recognition for significant support to the cause of cancer control". Lillian loved being outdoors and enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and bowling with her husband and family.
She will be sadly missed by her son Kenneth of Dartmouth, NS; daughter Nadine Templeton (Douglas) of Port Rowan, ON; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her loving husband Garnet (1984); daughter-in-law Leona O'Blenis; brothers Arthur, Gerald and Berton and sisters Annie Coates, Roberta Bannister, Ida Trainor, Laura Graham, Norma Prosser, Margaret MacKenzie and Jean Ganong.
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800) visiting will be Thursday, May 4 from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will be held the Salisbury Baptist Church Friday, May 5 at 11 am with Rev. Tim MacKinnon officiating. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family would like to thank her neighbours at the Salisbury Villa, especially Seine Bos for the kindness shown to Lillian.
If desired memorials to the Salisbury Baptist Church or Pine Hill Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.